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Sports slowly returning

A PCHS volleyball scrimmage is shown in August of 2019 / file photo.

High school sports appear to be making strides in the right direction, although things are always changing it seems.

Basketball is still considered a high-risk sport but teams can still practice and scrimmage.

“Wrestling is the same way,” Superintendent Paula Crane told members of the Prairie Central Board of Education Thursday night.

Those lower risk sports such as baseball, softball and track and field appear to be a go at this point. Volleyball is also good to go for competition although schools need to decide which spectators to allow in.

PCHS Athletic Director Austin Wenger released the tentative varsity volleyball schedule to Fairbury News on Wednesday. The first event listed takes place March 1 at 7 p.m. at home against Dwight High School in the PCHS big gym. The season concludes April 22 at 7 p.m. against St. Thomas More at St. Thomas More High School. Wenger reminds everyone the schedule is still tentative and IHSA could always change things.

“We’ll try to be consistent with the conference,” Crane said.

Football is slated to start February 15 with practices but cannot have games currently. Sports will likely be restricted to conference or COVID region.

During Thursday’s school board meeting, board member John Wilken asked about marching band or other music activities happening. Crane said music is a whole different ballgame because of the way the virus spreads but outdoor events are possible.

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